Environment

ORANGE, Texas/HOUSTON (Reuters) – Rescuers searched painstakingly through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas on Friday for people stranded by Hurricane Harvey’s deluge as President Donald Trump asked Congress for $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief. The storm, one of the costliest to hit the United States, has displaced more than 1 million people, with 50
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey has shut nearly a fifth of U.S. oil-refining capacity, triggering worries about a gasoline supply crunch as the slow-moving tempest lumbers through the heart of America’s petrochemicals industry. At least 3.6 million barrels per day of refining capacity are offline in Texas and Louisiana, or nearly 20
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government defended the opening of a vast Amazon area to mining on Friday after criticism from lawmakers, environmental groups and supermodel Gisele Bundchen that it threatened the world’s largest rainforest. Earlier this week, President Michel Temer abolished the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) that had protected roughly 17,800 square
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected scientific data proving Exxon Mobil Corp made “explicit factual misrepresentations” in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science. In an article in the journal Environmental Research Letters researchers, Geoffrey
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